pit bull?

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  1. Maxy24

    Maxy24 Active Member

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    Since it's not a breed this is difficult, is this a "pit bull"? What I mean is if there was a pit bull ban would this dog be targeted? I know bull terriers are some times targeted as a pit bull but English bull dogs usually are not. Of course there is no proof of what he really is so...

    http://search.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=8533365
     
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    Looks more like a JRT mix to me. I would think any BSL Nazi would be crazy to go after this little guy
     
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    apbtmomof4 bully lover

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    I would say JRT mix too. She does look a little bully to me. I really don't see bull terrier in her though. I don't think she would have any problem with BSL. I think maybe English Bulldog and JRT. Its hard to tell though
     
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    It would depend on the wording of the legislation and if anybody ever called and complained about the "Pit Bull" next door. Substantial similarities/characteristics is enough to get a dog labeled as a banned breed.

    So I would say YES, it's definitely a possibility that this would be considered a banned dog.

    Nice looking dog though:)
     
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    pit bull

    yes if there was a pit bull ban the dog in the picture would be targeted. its a shame because they can be a very nice dog
     
  6. I agree, with everyone else here. Yes, if you are somewhere that is targeted by BSL, that dog could be in danger of being mistaken for a "Pit Bull". It is really unfortunate because to me that dog looks more like a JRT than anything.
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    I say yes.
     
  8. FoxyWench

    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    i have to agree with the yes's
    that dog has enough of a "bully look" to possibly get dragged into the BSL category of "pit bull"
     
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    I agree with DryCreek. In most BSL cases, it is worded as such any dog that fits 1 or more of the characteristics that they government says makes up a "pit bull", then that dog will be affected.

    However, I don't think the dog pictured is an [E]B mix or a BT mix. I think someone at the shelter just didn't want to say possible "pit bull mix".

    Although I do agree that I see more terrier in that dog than bull.
     
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    Well, I would say that I do definately see the Bulldog in the head and the stance of the dog along with the JRT looks of the nose and face. I would say that if you are worried about this dog being mistaken for a pit bull then I would take several pictures of the dog to the city. I would go to the office where you get dog licenses and explain to them the breed that the dog is and see if they will issue a license for that dog. this will save you time and effort if you are worried about getting caught up in a breed ban issue. I would hate to see you take home a dog like this and then have to face getting rid of him as he is one beautiful dog.
     

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